Sara Telahoun

Principal Consultant – Cities Specialist, UK

With over 10 years working in sustainability, Sara is a climate change consultant with a focus on cities and local governments and a background in climate change reporting and greenhouse gas emissions accounting. She currently co-leads the UK Cities and Regions team where she manages the development of the SCATTER GHG emissions measurement and modelling tool, and also supports local governments to use the tool as part of wider climate strategy development. She has developed climate action plans, evidence base reports and strategies for several local governments, including Birmingham, Solihull and Luton.

Before joining Anthesis, Sara worked for CDP (an NGO that runs the global environmental disclosure system) where she developed and critiqued cities’ GHG accounting methodologies, led workshops with various international city officials and managed the global cities’ disclosure cycles for over 500 cities. She previously also sat on Bristol City Council’s Environment Board for two years, where she supported the development of the One City Climate Strategy and advised on methods to accelerate action towards the city’s net zero by 2030 ambition.

Sara is certified by the World Bank and World Resources Institute as a City Climate Planner and Urban GHG Inventory Specialist.